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Christmas Gift Amaryllis Bulb

Christmas Gift is the No. 1 white with huge snow white flowers. This bulb is large and will give you at least 2 stalks of flowers.
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Price: $28.95

Sale: $14.48

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Details:

Height: 20-24" tall
Bloom Time: Winter: 6-10 weeks after planting.
Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in mid October.

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Details
SKU 3AMAR1
Common Name Amaryllis
Botanical Name Hippeastrum
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Flower Color White
Estimated Mature Height 20-24" tall
Bulb Size 34/+ cm
Planting Depth Place bulb so top inch or so of bulb sticks up out of the soil.
Bloom Time Winter: 6-10 weeks after planting.
Days to Bloom 6-10 weeks after planting.
Flower Size Up to 8" flowers
Planting Season Fall, Winter
Suggested Uses Containers, Easy to Grow, Forcing
Additional Information Hardy in zones 9-11.
Ships to Canada No
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Description

Here's the jumbo white amaryllis that blooms very quickly. It's one of the ones everyone uses to have blooms by Christmas, as you can tell by the name, and it's fine for the holidays, but you can enjoy it anytime during winter to have a wonderful live flower blooming well before spring.

Whenever you plant your "Christmas Gift" amaryllis, it should be in bloom for you 6-10 weeks later. Enjoy!

Amaryllis How-To: Ever grown an amaryllis inside the house? It's a snap. There can be rain, cold or snow outside, but all you do is plant the bulb in a pot, water this "magic lily", and it zooms into growth. In just a few days, the stems arise, and in a few weeks the enormous flowers begin to open--huge lily blooms up to 8" across! (Each bulb produces one or two stems, each with 3 or 4 flowers!) Then you have the big show for over a month.

Planting Amaryllis: Choose a standard size flower pot, so the large bulb has approx. 1" around sides and at bottom. (These bulbs do not need much root space.) Use soil, or a mixture of soil, peat and perlite. (Do not use pine bark.) Place bulb so top inch or so of bulb sticks up out of the soil.

Watering:Water sparingly until the sprout is well out of the bulb. When first planted, place pot in sunny window, and add "bottom heat" if possible. Many do this by placing pot on a radiator. Once sprout appears, water regularly, but do not overwater. Your amaryllis will grow quickly and produce its spectacular huge flowers. Remember to keep turning the pot regularly to make the stalk grow straight as they have a tendency to grow towards the light. Once in flower, it's best to keep plant out of direct sunlight. Simply remove each flower as it fades. Your bulb will produce several flowers.

Aftercare: When all flowers are gone, cut off the tubular flower stems near the top of the bulb, leaving the foliage to continue growing. Water as usual and apply water-soluble fertilizer every four weeks. In spring, after danger of frost, sink the Amaryllis pot in the garden in a sunny place for the summer. Continue to fertilize. At the end of the summer, place the pot on its side and allow the soil to dry out. Cut off the dry leaves, and in about six weeks repot your bulb in fresh potting soil and start the growing cycle again.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Paperwhite Bulbs Chinese Sacred Lilies

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Reviews

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4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Festive (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime (3)

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    5.0

    Pure white!

    By Mr. D

    from Elgin, Illinois

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Durable
    • Festive
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime

      Comments about American Meadows Christmas Gift Amaryllis Bulb:

      I use this as a contrast to my red amaryllis. I stagger these to bloom in January and February. Perfect for post-Christmas blahs. Great company. I ordered about 100 allium bulbs last fall. They arrived in great shape.

       
      4.0

      Beautiful

      By GG

      from Nashville, Tn

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Winter

        Comments about American Meadows Christmas Gift Amaryllis Bulb:

        Love the amaryllis for its winter bloom. When it's cold outside, there is nothing better than this flowers beauty.

         
        5.0

        High quality bulb.

        By Forever in Gloves

        from New Virginia, Ia

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable
        • Festive
        • Fun To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime

          Comments about American Meadows Christmas Gift Amaryllis Bulb:

          This white bloom is striking.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not many Blooms

          By sportboston

          from Cambridge Ma

          About Me High-end Shopper

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Festive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Christmas

            Comments about American Meadows Christmas Gift Amaryllis Bulb:

            This is the 2nd time I have ordered this variety of Amaryllis. They do have nice giant white flowers. The issue I had both times with this variety is that one stock only produced 2 flowers and the other stock had 3 flowers. I downloaded a picture to show exactly what I am saying in my review. I thought the 1st time that maybe the bulb might have been a bit of a dud however both times the Amaryllis only had a few blooms. I also did a review on the Red Lion and that variety was 5 stars all the way!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A True beauty

            By Lucy

            from Grosse Pointe, MI

            About Me High-end Shopper

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Durable
            • Festive
            • Fun To Use
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anytime

              Comments about American Meadows Christmas Gift Amaryllis Bulb:

              i sent this as a gift and they loved it!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Stunning

              By Emilie in Minnesota

              from Minnesota

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Festive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Christmas Gift Amaryllis Bulb:

                  I like amaryllis best between the December holidays (with too much everything) and Easter/Passover. In Minnesota, we have a long time between growing seasons, even indoors. I start my amaryllis after the December holidays for a big lift indoors during cold weather.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wonderful thank you Christmas present.

                  By Gram the Gardner

                  from Lecompte, LA

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Pros

                  • Perfect Christmas present

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about American Meadows Christmas Gift Amaryllis Bulb:

                    I gave this and a Red Lion lily as a Christmas thank you present. My friends sent a wonderful note. They were very pleased and surprised.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    How-To Guides

                    Foolproof Amaryllis, Indoors and Out

                    Everyone loves amaryllis, and if you've grown them, you know how quickly and beautifully they bloom, almost like magic.  Any bulb with an eight to twelve-inch bloom that flowers in just a few weeks in a small pot has to be special.  That's why amaryllis has been the top "Indoor Bulb" forever.  It does just fine in very mild zones out in the yard, but in most of North America, amaryllis is a house plant, and one of the few that is happy to bloom indoors while the snow flies outside. Best of all, growing them beautifully takes absolutely no gardening talent or experience, and that's why they're so popular in "Gift Kits" for the holidays.  If you've never planted a seed or grown a bulb, you can be an amaryllis expert in minutes. Simply plant your bulb and add water. It's really that simple.

                    Growing Amaryllis Indoors. (For Outdoor instructions, see below.)

                    Most amaryllis are imported from Holland, and arrive in the United States during the fall season.  Then, they're sold in garden centers and online for bloom as houseplants during the holidays and into the winter. First, let's cover the basic "How-To" for indoor growing:

                    When Growth Appears
                    In Flower
                    Minimum 60°
                    Water
                    Minimum 60°
                    Water
                    Water
                    Heater
                    Sparingly
                    Bright Light
                    Keep Moist
                    Don't Overwater
                    Keep Cool


                    Pot, Soil and Watering:

                    Amaryllis samba
                    If your amaryllis doesn't come in a "kit" with soil and pot, you'll need to find a proper pot.  Amaryllis bulbs are the size of a very large onion (or larger), but they like to be somewhat crowded in their pots.  Choose a pot that allows about one inch all around and one or two inches below your bulb.  For soil, Martha Stewart simply suggests "potting soil" but another expert suggest 1 part loam, one part peat moss, and one part sand.  When you pot the bulb, be sure to leave its "shoulders" sticking up out of the soil.

                    Once your bulb is planted, water sparingly until the sprout is well out of the bulb. (It won't take long.) Then water regularly and your amaryllis will produce its spectacular huge flowers. Remember to keep turning the pot regularly to make the stalk grow straight as they have a tendency to grow towards the light.

                    Aftercare:

                    After winter bloom, if you want to rebloom your amaryllis, it's quite simple.  When blooms fade, cut off the tubular flower stems near the top of the bulb, leaving the foliage to continue growing.

                    Water as usual and apply water-soluble fertilizer every four weeks. Once spring arrives and frost is past, sink the Amaryllis pot in the garden in a sunny place. Continue to fertilize. At the end of the summer when frost threatens, simply pull the pot out of the ground, wash it out, and take it inside, and allow it to dry out completely in a warm dry place like a utility room.  Once the leaves are dead and the bulb dry (usually 5 to 6 weeks), the bulb is ready for repotting.  Simply cut off the dry leaves, and repot your bulb in fresh potting soil and start the growing cycle again.

                    Amaryllis Outdoors (Zones 9 - 11)

                    Outdoor Amaryllis
                    Photo courtesy of Floridata.com
                    Since these bulbs are tropical (native to South America), they can be grown beautifully outdoors in very warm and frost-free zones.  This means from southern Georgia down through Florida, south Texas, and much of the Pacific coast.  Planting time in these areas is usually September or October, and if the bed is well-cared for, the bulbs will stay in the ground and flower for years. If you'd like to propagate your amaryllis, our friends at Floridata.com have good Instructions.

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                    Shipping

                    Shipping begins in mid October.

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                    As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Orders for in-season products ship within 2 business days. Depending upon your order date, we may hold your shipment to combine it with other products on your order, if applicable. See our Shipping Information page for more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

                    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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                      Paperwhite Bulbs Chinese Sacred Lilies

                    • Apple Blossom Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

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                    • Athene Amaryllis Plastic Pot Kit

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